CSMPS: Project Management Firm RFP Tips: The Evaluators Speak
Join us for this one and a half hour panel with three prominent project management firm executives.
One of these panelists could soon be evaluating your next big proposal!
- Justin Pedley, Principal, CORE Project Management
- Sam Collins, PMP, Architectural Technologist AIBC, Senior Project Manager, Buildings, MMM Group
- Alan Nicholson, Senior Project Manager, Turnbull Project Managers Ltd.
This will be a unique opportunity to garner insights from insiders on what owners are really looking for. Hired by both private and public sector clients, these experts manage the development of large infrastructure projects – often from inception to completion – including the proponent selection process on behalf of their clients.
Join us for a no-holds-barred discussion with these insiders on:
- The biggest mistakes / frustrations their clients share about proponent responses throughout the pursuit process and how to avoid them
- Tips on how to work with project management firms before the project is announced
- Things that few proponents think to do, but would be helpful to persuade evaluators and provide an advantage to proponents
- Questions not asked that would make a difference
Our evaluators will answer questions about all stages of the proponent selection process in an open Q&A format.
Who should attend?
- Firm Principals responsible for growth
- Business Development Leads
- Marketing Professionals
- Proposal Coordinators – including Administrative Assistants involved in proposal assembly
Stephanie Zuke, Marketing and Business Development Manager for Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada and CSMPS Board Member will moderate the panel. With over 17 years’ experience, Stephanie has been involved in the strategic pursuit of hundreds of projects with municipalities, health authorities, school districts, post-secondary institutions, private developers and contractors.
CORE Project Management — Justin Pedley, Principal
Justin has worked in the design and construction industry for the past 20 years, where he has represented both public and private sector clients and owners in managing the development and delivery of a large scale of diverse infrastructure projects valued between $5 million and $1+ billion. Justin adds value with his knowledge and experience with all procurement models including Design-Build, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), Construction Management, Traditional Design-Bid-Build and Public Private Partnerships, which allows him to offer his clients expertise in choosing the right delivery model for their projects. A structural engineer, Justin spent the early part of his career designing a large number of institutional projects in British Columbia including airports, pretrial centres, municipal facilities, elementary and high schools and hospitals. This broad base of understanding of all engineering disciplines in both the design and construction phases of infrastructure projects has served Justin and his clients well in his project management roles to date.
MMM Group — Sam Collins, PMP, Architectural Technologist AIBC, Senior Project Manager, Buildings
Sam has more than 13 years of professional experience in owners’ project management, strategic planning, facility programing, and architecture for healthcare, sport and recreation, community centres, cultural venues, and airport projects. His experience includes leading the planning and implementation of large, complex, and multi-phased capital projects, the development of business cases and he has an expertise in behavioral health facilities project delivery.
Turnbull Construction Project Managers Ltd. — Alan Nicholson,P.Eng., PMP, GSC, Senior Project Manager
Alan is a seasoned Owner’s Representative with over 16 years of experience in the design and construction industry. He is an energetic and charismatic leader, trained in both civil and structural engineering. He has led the delivery of projects in excess of $170 Million with complex structural and mechanical systems, including the Richmond Olympic Oval for the 2010 Olympics. Alan focuses on assembling the best team and establishing clear, efficient and honest communications. His broad experience with construction planning and cost estimating facilitates informed decision-making and confident leadership.